Willful ignorance, or gamesmanship? On the same day that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he "forgot" that the College Football Playoff rankings debuted tonight, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard told reporters that he and his teammates didn't even know they were coming out.
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Possible that some guys didn't realize the rankings came out tonight? Sure, but answers like these work well in the narrative that coaches and players are too focused on the task at hand to worry about polls and outside distractions.
Only five more hours until Meyer and the Alabama players know for sure where their respective teams stand.